Top 10 Online Casinos
We know that you lot like to have the occasional flutter on the roulette wheel or pulls on a one armed bandit – and just like betting on sports, you can also do it online for real money. So with that in mind we’ve come up with a list of our top 10 casinos which represent the cream of the crop when it comes to playing casino games.
You’ll probably notice that some of these selections are run by the same people that you’ll see on our betting sites page (mainly the big high street brands like Coral) but there are also a few names you might not recognise that only operate online.
All of the sites listed also offer a welcome bonus to new players. These range from completely free bonuses (ie: with no deposit required), through to high percentage matches (eg: deposit £10, get £50) and big fat bonuses for the high rollers (eg: 200% up to £1,000).
1. Gala Casino (Playtech) – £20 Risk Free
Gala Casino is part of the massive Gala Coral Group that also owns and operates bricks and mortar casinos, bingo halls and betting shops, as well as a number of online gaming products. With decades of experience in the gaming industry, Gala have produced an online casino that ticks all the right boxes: great games, an easy-to-use site and generous and frequent bonuses.
Like many of the biggest and best casinos around, Gala Casino utilises the fabulous Playtech software and thus has plenty of excellent games on offer from big brand slots, massive progressive jackpot games and more traditional table games. With instant win games and live casino options also available, there is always something to catch your eye at Gala.
Something that is sure to tickle your fancy is their welcome bonus which is for a risk free £20 – simply sign up and deposit £20 and then start playing. If things go your way and you come out on top, you can walk away with your winnings no questions asked. On the other hand, if you lose, Gala will credit your account with the amount you lost (up to £20). This refund does come with a small wagering requirement of 10x before you can withdraw it, but that’s very achievable.
2. Bet365 Casino (Playtech) – 150% up to £150
Bet365 are one of the most trusted, professional and generous gambling brands in the industry and have grown exponentially since their launch at the turn of the century by Peter Coates (the chairman of Premier League football club Stoke City). Initially an online sportsbook, they have diversified into various gaming are and have produced exceptional poker, bingo, games and casino products, all of which stick to the same principles which made them successful: highly polished interfaces, big range of games and markets and generous and frequent bonuses and promotions.
Their casino is mainly powered by one of the giants of the gaming software world, Playtech, and as such you can expect to find an outstanding array of games – from slots to video poker and traditional table games to big progressive jackpots. You will also find all their games to be out of the top drawer when it comes to graphics, sound and gameplay and some of the progressive jackpots run into the millions of pounds!
New players to Bet365 Casino can enjoy an outstanding 150% welcome bonus of up to £150. Simply sign up with Bet365 Casino and make a deposit of at least £10 and they will give you 150% of your deposit as a bonus, though note you must wager the deposit plus bonus 20 times before withdrawing any winnings.
3. Coral Casino (Playtech) – £10 Free + Deposit £10, Get £50
When Joe Coral opened his first bookmaker shop in the 1920s he probably didn’t have any conception of what his company would become. But since embracing online gambling, the UK-based company (part of the massive Gala Coral Group) has gone from strength to strength and diversified from its sports betting roots to offer some excellent gaming products including poker, bingo and a very good online casino.
Coral Casino is powered by industry-leading software provider Playtech, and therefore they have some of the very best games available anywhere. These include a fine array of film and TV branded games such as Gladiator, The Sopranos, Deal or No Deal and loads more. With great graphics and gameplay, whether you are playing slots, roulette, video poker or indeed any of their games, you will find playing at Coral Casino both simple and pleasurable.
And to make things even sweeter, new customers to Coral Casino are entitled to a two-tier welcome bonus that starts with a completely free £10 bonus and is enhanced by a further £50 bonus when you deposit just £10 of your own money. With so many other promotions and bonuses available once you’ve signed up and a fantastic range of top games, Coral Casino is up there with the very best of them.
4. Betfred Casino (Playtech) – 100% up to £200
Many of the best online casinos are offered by companies that started out as a high street bookies, and Betfred Casino is no exception. With origins that go back to 1967 when founders Peter and Fred Done opened a betting shop in Salford, the company has grown in popularity and stature, especially since the internet and advances in software technology allowed them to diversify their products.
Their casino offering is powered mainly by Playtech, one of the world’s leading gaming software providers, though they also utilise software provided by other companies for some of their games. Their casino is in fact split over a number of products: Casino, Live Casino, Games and Slots. All of these have the same high standards in terms of the graphics and gameplay evident in their games and you will recognise many of the branded tie-ins used, especially for the slots.
New Betfred Casino customers are entitled to a fine £200 welcome bonus that is a 100% match of your first deposit. Note that there are also bonuses available when signing up to the Slots and Games products and loads more promotions and special offers once you’ve joined, so there’s plenty to get your teeth into.
5. BetVictor Casino (NetEnt) – £175 Bonus
BetVictor are one of a host of fine online casinos that began as offshoots of successful sports betting companies before becoming massive in their own right. BetVictor (formerly known as Victor Chandler after their founder, the father of current owner, also called Victor) have been around for decades and have always prided themselves as being ahead of the game in the gambling world. They are generous and innovative and all their products (sports betting, poker, games and more) are presented on slick sites that are simple to navigate and easy on the eye.
Their casino games are powered by a range of software companies including giants of the industry NetEnt and Microgaming with others including Chartwell, Cryptologic and IGT. Using a range of software providers means the variety of games on offer is outstanding, from their branded slots (such as Southpark and The Dark Knight Rises) to the traditional table games like roulette, blackjack and baccarat.
New customers to BetVictor Casino will be pleased to find a welcome bonus worth up to £175, which is released in three increments: £25 after you’ve wagered £500, another £50 when you’ve wagered a further £1,500, and the final £100 of cash when you’ve wagered another £3,000. Given many casino have wagering requirements of 30 to 50 times the deposit plus bonus, this is one of the better offers out there, and there are loads of further great promotions and bonuses to lap up once you’ve signed up.
6. Sky Vegas (Various) – £10 No Deposit + 200% up to £1,000
Sky Vegas is part of the betting and gaming arm of the giant broadcasting and entertainment behemoth British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, and sits alongside their other gaming products, Sky Bet, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker. As one would expect with a brand whose parent company has such deep pockets, no expense has been spared in the development of Sky Vegas and the result is an online casino that mixes it with the best in the business.
With generous bonuses, massive jackpots and prizes and a slick user interface, Sky Vegas catches your eye from the moment you arrive on the site. They utilise the services of a number of top gaming software providers – including B&M casino industry giants IGT – while they also offer games from a range of more niche providers such as Ash Gaming, Open Bet, Cryptologic and Green Tube. This means that the variety of high-quality games to be found at Sky Vegas is unparalleled. They offer some great big brand slots (that includes tie-ins with Star Trek, Ghostbusters and even Viz) along with traditional table games (blackjack, roulette and so on), live table games and instant win games, and all are easy to understand and fun to play.
A nice £10 no deposit bonus and then a fantastic 200% deposit bonus up to £1,000 is the two-tier welcome available to new customers at the time of writing, though note that if you’ve used bonuses for any of the other Sky gaming products, you won’t be eligible.
7. ComeOn Casino (NetEnt) – 10 Free Spins + £25 Bonus
ComeOn are a relatively new player in the world of online gambling having been founded in 2009. The Malta-based company have come a long way in a short time and have produced excellent sports betting, casino and poker products, all of which are run on the same principles: simple interfaces and easy-to-understand games and markets, a no-nonsense and light-hearted approach and some great bonuses.
ComeOn are committed to offering a fun, fair and secure gaming environment in which to play their casino, and they offer games powered by a range of software providers including world renowned NetEnt and Microgaming and smaller (but very effective) others such as CTXM and Sheriff Gaming. With a good range of games that come in all shapes and styles (video slots, live dealer games, table games and scratch cards to name a few) there is always something to interest players.
When you sign up to ComeOn Casino, you not only get a £25 welcome bonus (as a 100% match of your first deposit) but they throw in 10 free spins on their Jack Hammer slot, which might just win you a whole load of cash!
8. Virgin Games (IGT/Gamesys) – 200% up to £200
Virgin Games Casino has the face of Richard Branson’s recognisable brand, but this is one thing he doesn’t own himself: the brand is used under license and the casino is operated by Nozee Limited who are owned by the massive technology company Gamesys. Nozee are based and regulated in Gibraltar and – with the help of their parent company – have turned Virgin Games into a great gaming brand whose casino is one of the most popular around.
Given Gamesys own Virgin Games Casino, it is no great surprise to learn that most of the games are powered by the software designed and provided by the parent company (they also use some games from IGT). And while the range of games is not as vast as you will find at some other online casinos, there are still plenty to keep you interested and the standards are generally very high.
There is a fine 200% welcome bonus available to new customers which is worth up to a massive £200, and the wagering requirements are favourable compared to many rivals – but note that various games contribute different amounts towards those requirements.